Celebrate Apple Day 2021 with Nailsea Cider at the Ring O’ Bells
Apple Day returns to the Ring O’ Bells in Nailsea this year, with plenty of apple themed activities, great food and cider, local dancing and music for the whole family to enjoy.
Whether you’re a seasoned Apple Day attendee or new to the celebration, let 2021 be the year you take part in the fruit-themed fun. The event is sponsored by Nailsea Cider and promises to be a great autumnal day out. Celebrate the harvest and the natural world with a range of exciting activities and some delicious food and drink!
Where:Ring O’ Bells, 4 St Mary’s Grove, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 4NQ
When: Saturday 23rd October from 1pm
History of Apple Day
Apple Day was launched in 1990 by Dorset based charity Common Ground. They wanted to create a national celebration to demonstrate the ecological and cultural variety we have and are in danger of losing. It was never just about apples. Instead, the apple stood for the richness and diversity of the landscape and ecology around us, and the importance of food provenance and traceability.
The first Apple Day took place in the Old Apple Market in Covent Garden, and saw fruit being brought to the market for the first time in 16 years alongside food and drink producers, nurseries, writers, and illustrators. From raising awareness for the importance of orchards to our landscapes and culture, to developing networks of farmers’ markets, the day grows year on year, forging valuable links between the natural world, food production, and us.
Since then, the event has spread across the country. Now, every year, local authorities, charities, and businesses come together to celebrate the harvest and enjoy local customs.
Alongside the laudable aim of promoting the importance of sustainable food production, and retaining the rich diversity of our landscape, Apple Day is a lot of fun!
This year, there will be the opportunity to work a real apple press, try home-made food and drink (appley and otherwise!), watch local Morris dancers, and even learn about beekeeping. Get together with family and friends and celebrate the essential role the environment plays in all our lives.